Value of Cloud Security (Rather than Forced Localization)

I’m pleased to finally announce that work I did with James Arlen and Lee Brotherston at Leviathan Security Group is seeing the light of day. We wrote three whitepapers on the “Value of Cloud Security”—more specifically, on the security challenges faced by so-called data localization laws (that require that all data about a country’s citizens be kept within the country). While it’s easy to oppose these laws on the basis that many of them come from known-censorious regimes (e.g., Russia), we found that the security implications of forced localization laws are disastrous.

The papers are here, and I invite everyone to read them. We’ve also made some media splashes, with CloudWedge, IT World Canada, and ZDNet (twice) writing about them so far (and I’ll add new links as I find new articles).